45.       ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE AND JOB SECURITY     

45.1     The University may assess that organisational change is required for reasons such as, but not limited to, the following:

(a)       changes in the nature of the organisation of functions of a unit, or of significant work methods of the unit;

(b)       financial exigency or budget constraints;

(c)        changes in technology;

(d)       work that has been traditionally carried out is no longer needed;

(e)       variation to the discipline or program mix in an academic unit.     

45.2     The provision of the greatest degree of job security for staff is important to the University in implementing organisational change and natural attrition is the preferred method of effecting change. It is agreed that:   

(i)        Casual employment is a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the creation of continuing and fixed-term positions.

(ii)       Compulsory redundancy is a last resort and should be avoided if possible.